Next-generation RPM software
This mobile productivity solution sets up quickly to collect relevant data from production systems without any changes to the existing assets or disrupting the operations.
The next generation of LEANTrak is now released. LEANTrak is
a mobile productivity solution that is set up quickly to collect relevant data
from production systems without any changes to the existing assets or
disrupting the operations. It readily provides users with crucial and
actionable intelligence necessary for improving manufacturing productivity and
business profitability. The software allows users to quickly and easily set up
in minutes - regardless of infrastructure, resources, products/equipment
vintage - and almost immediately gain invaluable knowledge of how to improve
their operations without production disruption.
LEANTrak leverages the functionality of the TrakSYS
Real-time Performance Management (RPM) software into a portable package that is
easily deployed without typical installation challenges such as wiring,
programming, infrastructure changes or production disruption. This software
release simplifies the set-up process by creating pre-configured
point-and-click prompts to walk any users through the set-up process.
The software can easily be moved from machine-to-machine,
line-to-line or site-to-site. It accurately records production line
productivity events by monitoring and measuring product flow. Manufacturers are
able to determine the value of RPM tools by collecting, storing and analyzing
performance data before committing to a broader software implementation and
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.